The Rural Services Network issues a number of press releases every year - to national and regional media outlets across the UK.
Our latest press releases are listed below. If you are a journalist and would like to be added to our list of recipients, please email us.
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Rural funding in the spotlight again as MPs put the Government under pressure.
Debate in Parliament shows that funding for rural authorities is a thorny issue that has not gone away.
Rural local authorities have reacted with disbelief to the Government's latest funding consultation which moves considerable resources to urban areas in London and the south east of England.
The government must take action following a warning by MPs that countryside communities are being given a raw deal, says England's biggest rural partnership.
Rural communities will bear the brunt of government cuts that will force local councils to slash their services.
Health professionals and eminent academics convene in Nottingham for a conference that sees the birth of a new Rural Health Network.
Pressure on public funding threatens to put rural communities at risk when it comes to fire and rescue services, warns a report.
Rural local authorities are becoming more vulnerable, reveals a study for the Rural Services Network.
The Rural Services Network news service scored top marks in a survey of members.
Government plans to revive tenants' rights to buy their council house are unlikely to work in rural areas, the government has been told.
Giving parish and and town councils and local people more say on planning proposals in their area will be good for rural communities, suggests a survey.
Public services in rural communities are among those worst affected by central government cuts, a new report finds.
The Rural Services Network is calling on the government to reduce the deficit in local authority funding for people in the countryside.
People in the countryside receive 50% less government grant yet pay £100 a year more each in council tax - and get fewer public services in return.
Rural people will be hard hit by plans to change the way bus operators are reimbursed for allowing over-60s to travel free.
Rural local authorities are likely to be among those hardest hit by cuts in government spending, suggests a survey.
England's biggest rural partnership has called on policy-makers to implement recommendations to help the countryside realise its economic potential.
RURAL communities are well placed to ensure the government meets its goal of delivering better public services, says England's biggest rural partnership.
The Rural Services Network unveils a ground-breaking strategic partnership with the world's largest privately owned property consultancy, Knight Frank LLP.
Less money is spent on heath and education for rural patients and pupils - despite the higher cost of delivering services in the countryside.
New research demonstrates the vulnerability of rural citizens in the face of looming public spending cuts.
Today, the Rural Services Network launches a comprehensive call to action for politicians prior to the General Election.
A major pilot project is being launched this week by the Commission for Rural Communities in partnership with the Rural Services Network.
Rural communities are being asked to say what they want from the political parties contesting the 2010 General Election.
THE Rural Services Network unveils the first bespoke course for people working in rural public service delivery.
THE Rural Services Network has agreed an exciting new collaboration with the Rural Evidence Research Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London.
Affordable housing remains one of the most pressing issues in the countryside, says the Rural Services Network.
Poverty in the countryside is a real issue, suggests the latest Commission for Rural Communities report.
The Rural Services Network, a coalition of over 80 of England's most rural local authorities, has launched a call for action to support rural England.
Rural bus services are under threat because EU rules treat bus drivers as if they were long distance truckers.
A COALITION of rural local authorities serving 8.4 million people has called for the government to end the unfairness of high rural council taxes.
THE closure of rural post offices will have a crippling social and economic impact on rural communities, warns the Rural Services Network.
Rural communities pay higher council tax for fewer services, reveals a new report which calls for reform of the local government grant system.